ShaunKirkwood

Shaun Kirkwood

Google Apps Bootcamp
Description

Google Apps for Education (GAFE) are amazing tools for collaboration and productivity, and when used creatively in schools can revolutionise the way you teach.

This session is geared towards beginner and intermediate users, helping you move beyond simply sharing documents and commenting on student work. We will start out looking at simple and creative ways to integrate the GAFE suite into your classroom, and build up to looking at useful  Add Ons and extensions that can really supercharge your use of the GAFE suite.

Key outcomes for the day:

  • Discover new ways to use the GAFE suite for assessment, and productivity
  • Explore opportunities for creative use of the GAFE suite to increase engagement in your class
  • Discover a variety of Add Ons to supercharge your use of the GAFE suite
  • Create a portfolio of activities and classroom solutions to take back to your school

Our day together will be focused on hands on experiences with the tools, working together to create useful products for your personal role in school, and will have plenty of laughter and fun infused.

About Shaun

Shaun is an EdTech Consultant, and a fervent campaigner for bringing the “Fun” back to learning in schools. He most recently worked at Singapore American School and has recently moved on to consult with schools in Australia and the Asia Pacific region. He has expertise in integrating iPads and Google Docs into existing school curriculums, and has worked with teachers from K-12, and has presented at a variety of conferences throughout Asia. He was a Civil Engineer in a past life, loves geeking out with a spreadsheet, and is an avid tinkerer and curator of bad jokes.

When not in schools he is a keen traveler and photographer,  and is passionate about working in Educational Technology and is always happy to share his thoughts and ideas for the classroom and beyond. Shaun is an Apple Distinguished Educator, Apple Foundations Trainer, a Google Certified Teacher, and a Google Education Trainer.

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